'Doom Patrol' star Matt Bomer previews risky Season 2, says he was 'blown away' by new scripts
According to series star Matt Bomer, who plays Larry Trainor / Negative Man on the show, this season is going to be on a whole new level from the last
With 'Doom Patrol' Season 2 fast approaching, fans are on tenterhooks to see how the quirky DC Universe show will follow up on its successful Season 1. But if you ask series star Matt Bomer, who plays Larry Trainor / Negative Man on the show, this season is going to be on a whole new level from the last. In an interview with Comicbook, Bomer previewed the season saying that the writers had outdone themselves without sacrificing the organic growth of the characters.
"I'm just, I'm so blown away by the writers on this show and the fact that somehow they were able to up the ante and outdo themselves from season one without sacrificing character or story or doing it for any kind of sensational effect. It's all somehow still organic to the story, which is still baffling to me," Bomer said. "Just for like me as an actor, it's like Christmas Day when I opened my new scripts, it's like how are they going to... I know they're going to pull it off because I've read enough of their writing now to know that they will," he said. "But how are they going to do it? I just do it episode to episode, somehow."
Bomer also spoke about how the show is continuing to take big risks in Season 2. And that's something that he was keenly aware of even while preparing for Season 1. "The whole thing felt so risky to me in a great way, because I knew in my initial conversations with Greg Berlanti and Jeremy Carver, that it was, they had incredible plans and I read the script and I thought, 'Oh my gosh, this is one of the funniest, strangest, most exciting things I've ever read, but are they going to be able to pull this off and are they going to be able to do it week to week?'" he said. "And it just answered yes to every doubt I had."
Of course, the show has always been risky and off-beat. But that ability to connect to even the most alienated members of society is a huge part of why Bomer thinks the show has done so well.
"Well, somewhat the show is unprecedented," he explained. "I had never seen that I didn't know about Doom Patrol before this , so I had never seen... I mean, I've seen things like Deadpool that were a bit more self-aware, but I'd never seen something as offbeat and quirky and abstract and absurd as this show. With a great sense of humor, but it's also so much about the human condition and the capacity for even the most marginalized people to find their hero while at the same time still paying so much attention to the fanboys and girls out there delivering all the sort of bizarre, offbeat and absurd stories that made the comics so loved in the first place."
'Doom Patrol' Season 2 will premiere on DC Universe and HBO Max on June 25.